Minco Products Inc.

Production Supervisor

US-MN-Fridley | US-MN-Minneapolis
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Minco is a global provider of thermal, temperature sensing and control, and flex circuit solutions for medical, aerospace, defense, oil and gas, power generation and other high-reliability applications.  Our experienced team couples advanced product technologies, expert design and engineering services, and a deep understanding of our customers’ applications to provide comprehensive solutions that meet exacting requirements for quality, reliability and performance. 


In this position you will supervise the operators on the production floor as well as oversee daily operations in your area.  You will be responsible for the Dry Cells (Drill, PAF, LUL, AC1, AC2 and Inspection).  The Production Supervisor will be responsible for operational changes, analyzing and developing reports and ensuring production targets and business metrics are met.  You'll work closely with other members of operations; what you do will have an important impact on the company and our customers.  Every day, you will be responsible for delighting the customer, practicing continuous improvement and operating within our company's "icare" values while growing and developing in your role.


  • Supervise, interview, hire, train, and develop staff.
  • Oversee the production floor and daily operations. 
  • Monitor productivity to ensure staffing levels are allocated appropriately to meet operational demand.
  • Respond to employee and management questions and concerns while monitoring operational accuracy and efficiency.
  • Define, implement and sustain Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost (SQDC) metrics and targets for areas and functions to ensure they are driving the expected behavior and results.
  • Develop operating policies and procedures within the work area to ensure that SQDC metrics and targets are met.
  • Drive continuous improvement through Kaizen: engagement of the workforce, direct observations, identification of the 7 wastes, generation of ideas, try-storming, implementation and sustainment of changes for the better.
  • Lead and ensure the implementation, practice and sustainment of fundamental Lean Principals & Tools such as 5S, Standard Work, Leader Standard Work, Hour by Hour, Visual Metrics, Visual Management, etc.
  • Coach, develop and empower employees to reach business, team and individual goals.
  • Actively develop and manage training, cross-training, and rotation plans for employees to increase their flexibility and value, maintain their skills, reduce safety and ergo concerns, and ultimately create a workforce that can compensate for sudden changes in demand and resources.
  • Support long range capacity planning and drive changes in assigned areas and functions to support that plan.
  • Create and drive employee performance management initiatives
  • Assist with reviewing and coordinating production and general operations, such as shop order management, scheduling, inventory management, quality, and maintenance requirements.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Two years of lead experience within a department or group
  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with hazardous materials
  • Experience with final assembly processes
  • Experience with soldering and welding processes
  • Experience with final product inspections
  • Familiar with Value Stream Mapping
  • Experience working in a clean room environment
  • Experience developing operational policies and procedure
  • Experience developing and analyzing operational reports, especially with Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost (SQDC) metrics
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment and motivate others
  • PC skills; Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Previous experience leading Lean, Continuous Improvement or 5S Projects

Professional Skills Required:

  • Excellent conflict management skills
  • Strong communication skills

At Minco, we pride ourselves on our commitment to our employees. That is why we consciously seek to provide you with benefits and services that help balance work life and personal life as well as assist with your personal and professional growth. We offer a competitive wage and benefits package including tuition reimbursement, health and dental insurance, and employee incentive programs. We are located one block from the bus line as well as offering free parking.


Find out why you would love working at Minco by learning more about our company culture and the rewards of working with us at www.minco.com/careers - then apply! Current Minco employees: please apply via your Employee page on iconnect. If you need assistance, please contact HumanResources@minco.com.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran, marital, or disability status.


We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


This position requires use of information or access to hardware and software which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the definition of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee


Minco Products, Inc. is an E-Verify employer.


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